Constance “Connie” Louise (Hay) Marion Willan/Leonard “Lenny” Oliver Willan
Constance “Connie” Willan, 73, of Lafayette, passed away on July 8, 2015, at 5:52 p.m. surrounded by her loving family in Frankfort. She had been in failing health for the past several months.
She was born June 15, 1942, in Clinton, the daughter of James Arthur and Helen Louise (Keerns) Hay. She married Thomas Marion on May 5, 1961 in Terre Haute and he preceded her in death on December 8, 1983. Connie and Lenny were married on April 4, 1987 in Terre Haute.
Connie spent the majority of her life in Terre Haute. She was a 1960 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School and attended Indiana State. She had been employed by Midland Glass, CBS Records (she made 8-track tapes) and retired from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in 1998. She loved to dance, play cards, and travel. After retirement, she enjoyed wintering in Texas. For the past twelve years, she resided in Lafayette. Those who knew her will remember her as a good, loving friend, sister, mother, and grandma with a wonderful laugh. She loved every minute spent with her family whom will miss her tremendously.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Military Retires Association, Kerman Grotto, Daughters of Mokanna, Eastern Star, and Daughters of the Nile.
Leonard “Lenny” Oliver Willan, passed away on May 9, 2010. He was born September 3, 1931 in Seelyville, Indiana, to William C. and Margaret E. (Blubaugh) Willan.
He proudly served his county by enlisting in the U.S. Army in Terre Haute on September 3, 1948. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and had been stationed in Germany, Japan, France, England, Australia, and the Philippines. On December 31, 1969, he retired as Master Sergeant E8 at Ft. Myers, Virginia. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action during the Korean War. Lenny also earned the Bronze Star for Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Army of Occupational Medal Japan, Combat Infantryman Badge, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Metal, Expert Marksman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and National Defense Service Medal.
Visitation and Services
Visitation for Connie and Lenny will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Terre Haute, IN. A graveside service for both will follow at 2:30 p.m. with military burial rites for Lenny.
a son, Steven Marion; daughters, Tonya Marion and Tami (Dennis) Pelling; grandchildren, Jeremy Marion, Victoria Judy, Stephanie Judy, Thomas Pelling, Kelsey Pelling and Taylor Marion; two great-grandchildren; Connie’s sister, Rosemary (Bob) Davidson; nephews and nieces.
their parents, Lenny’s brothers, William and Charles Willan and his sister, Audrey “Dotty” Nieft.
Tami, Thomas, Kelsey and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, and Big Hugs too.
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Tami and Family
Please accept our condolences in the deaths of your Mother and Step dad. May you be comforted by God Almighty in your grief. We know He is there, a constant Companion, for those He loves. Blessings.
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